24—The Yellow Wallpaper

This week we listen to “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, and a little bit of “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster.

Gillman (here she is)


is a particular favorite of mine. She wrote Herland which I’m (slowly) reading for Librivox. Great little book!

Juster is a freakin’ genius. Really! I can’t read nearly as much of his book as I’d like, but (here HE is)


I will introduce you to this decidedly not just-for-children book.

Thanks for your patience getting this ‘cast out.
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Today, “The Yellow Wallpaper” was read by Justine Young, and “The Phantom Tollbooth” excerpt was read by Yours Truly.

4 thoughts on “24—The Yellow Wallpaper

  1. Janice

    I came upon “The Yellow Wallpaper” ages ago in an anthology of horror stories. I still think the heroine’s descent into madness is one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever heard. Of couse, I didn’t get the feminist aspects of it till someone pointed them out to me much later. Duh. What can I say, I’m a literalist. 🙂

  2. Beth

    This is my first episode and I’m now a subscriber! How fascinating! I love learning about new books and I can tell I will learn a lot from your podcast. Keep up the good work!

  3. Heather

    No offense taken! I’m not Justine!
    LOL
    But, I know. We’ve got free audio and sometimes we get what we’re paying for.
    Sorry about that…hope you liked the story though!

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